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    Firefox/Thunderbird/Mozilla new versions (various)

    There have been some new releases on the Mozilla site.
    Firefox 1.0 Preview - the home page for Firefox now points to the preview version rather than 0.9.3
    Thunderbird 0.8
    Mozilla 1.7.3

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    Re: Firefox/Thunderbird/Mozilla new versions (vari

    I have installed Firefox 1.0 preview and the following was highlighted during installation concerning extensions. Not all extensions that were compatible with 0.9x releases are compatible with 1.0 preview. Any extension that is not compatible is disabled and the installation offers to search for updated versions. Some extensions that currently do not work and have no updated versions yet are Googlebar and IEview. Hopefully the updates will follow shortly.

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    Re: Firefox/Thunderbird/Mozilla new versions (vari

    Other extensions that are no-go seem to include:

    Tabbrowser Preferences - using Cntrl-Click seems the only way I've found to stop a new window.
    Super Drag AndGo
    Copy URL
    URL2NewTab
    PopupAlt Attribute
    <img src=/S/sad.gif border=0 alt=sad width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Firefox/Thunderbird/Mozilla new versions (vari

    Versions that are compatible with Firefox 1.0 Preview have been released for theses extensions

    Googlebar 0.9.0.29
    Popup ALT attributes - though not shown as updated It installs and works in Firefox 1.0 Preview
    IE View 0.82 now available on the developers homepage, currently the link on the Mozilla update site refers to version 0.81 which is not compatible.

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    Re: Firefox/Thunderbird/Mozilla new versions (vari

    I think most of the extensions prior to the RC are disabled. Not a bad move, methinks.

    I did notice that the new release has a few features that make it notable.

    1) HTTPS urls are highlighted yellow in the address bar. Nice touch.
    2) Websites are prevented from installing software - XPI packages such as extensions may be blocked.
    3) Snappier, seems to be just a little faster.

    I keep hoping that the venerable TabBrowser extension will be fixed for and compatible with the final release. Using that extension under Firefox .9 I noticed that it did not play nicely with pop-up windows if it was configured to open browser windows only when instructed (single browser mode).
    -Mark

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    Re: Firefox/Thunderbird/Mozilla new versions (vari

    Other new features that I like are:
    <UL><LI>Bookmark manager - very useful dual pane mode
    <LI>RSS support via bookmarks, add RSS feed to bookmarks and it automatically displays links from the feed
    <LI>Find toolbar - improved method to find items on a page[/list]Spread Firefox - aiming for 1 million downloads in 10 days, achieved nearly 790,000 in 3 days.

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    Re: Firefox/Thunderbird/Mozilla new versions (vari

    This is off-topic, but what is up with the "Edit this page" links on the Mozilla site? Is this a kind of wiki?
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    Re: Firefox/Thunderbird/Mozilla new versions (vari

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by jscher2000 on 18-Sep-04 13:54. I finally installed it.)</P>Okay, I just got around to visiting the site and...

    What is this about a preview? Are changes expected between now and the projected real version 1.0 in October?

    There are way more changes mentioned than I expected for 3 months and a small tick in versions from 0.9.2/0.9.3.

    Support for document.all -- cool, this will fix many IE incompatibilties.
    Added: It works! At least with the one site I remember having to load IE for recently. (see picture)

    Uh, the site still is not ready for end users:
    <hr> Firefox utilizes large chunks of Mozilla Application Suite code. Many of the problems you may experience in Firefox are actually problems in this Mozilla core code. If you find a problem with page content or connectivity then it is probably a Mozilla problem and should be reported to the Browser product in Bugzilla, not to the Firefox product.<hr>
    <img src=/S/confused.gif border=0 alt=confused width=15 height=20> Say what? (Maybe end users aren't supposed to read the release notes. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15> )
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    Re: Firefox/Thunderbird/Mozilla new versions (vari

    They passed the 1,000,000 mark in under 100 hours!

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    Re: Firefox/Thunderbird/Mozilla new versions (vari

    >There are way more changes mentioned than I expected for 3 months
    AFAIK these "way more changes" have been in the (publicly available) nightly recompiles for a loonnng time. On each Release Build, they were discarded as still being unstable. They were retained, however, as features for the 1.0 Release and have now been stabilised.

    >Firefox utilizes large chunks of Mozilla Application Suite code....
    This boilerplate has been around since the first stand-alone browser releases. From memory, there is something similar on the Thunderbird pages.

    >Edit this page...
    This boilerplate has been around since the earliest Mozilla releases - viz. long before wikis became a common website feature - and reflects its pooled open source resource roots.

    I suspect the Mozilla folks reckon on the non-"advanced" user reading their pages about as often as the non-"advanced" IE user reads MSDN. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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